In the world of health care, the career possibilities are endless. The beauty of the medical world, with all its career options, is that you can make your career your own. The difficulty is trying to narrow it down and determine which health care career path is the best one for you. Becoming either a certified nursing assistant (CNA) or a medical assistant are both great places to start.
Certified Nursing Assistants help patients with their day-to-day needs. Employment as a CNA can be found in nursing homes, hospitals, and private homes.
Perhaps you want to work with patients but you're a bit more interested in the administrative side of a medical office. Like CNA's, Medical Assistants can work in a variety of places. Jobs as a Medical Assistant can usually be found in health care facilities like health practitioners offices (like physicians), hospitals, and health care facilities. Tasks on the job range from running EKG diagnostic tests to medical insurance billing and coding.
While as a CNA or Medical Assistant, you will get an insider's view of the medical field. See something you would like to advance to? Not a problem. Continue to work while you further your education.
A career as either a Certified Nursing Assistant or a Medical Assistant is rewarding. Every day you will have the opportunity to help people. As you work, you may find a something that you are particularly passionate about. Consider promoting it like Irma Zamora. A group of volunteers, herself included, speak to various groups of people who do not the means (or the funds) to receive regular care from doctors. They discuss different preventative techniques to keep people healthy.